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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:00 PM
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Corsi thinks that without Boston, Massachusetts is a strong Red State
I just love media matters because when crack-pots like that Swift Boat idiot Joe Corsi says dumbass stuff, Media Matters is right there to show what an asswipe he is.

As you all may well know, Corsi is going to move to Massachusetts and run against John Kerry for U.S. Senate. Seems he thinks that Massachusetts is this superred state that would vote for Repukes if it wasn't for Boston

"the Bay State may well be ripe for a strong conservative challenge." Corsi wrote: "Get out the map of Massachusetts and look at how much red there is. Take Boston out of the equation and the state has real possibilities even now for inclusion in the Red State category."

This my friends is how Massachusetts voted for Kerry. I never realized I had a blue/red color-blindness because I can't find any red anywhere on this map:

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2004//pages/results/states/...




http://mediamatters.org/items/200501280007
Carpetbagger Corsi wrong about Massachusetts voters
WorldNetDaily.com columnist and co-author of the book Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry (Regnery, 2004) Jerome R. Corsi, who has announced his intention to move to Massachusetts as the first step in a planned 2008 campaign for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Kerry, claimed in his January 27 column that the electoral map of Massachusetts shows that "the Bay State may well be ripe for a strong conservative challenge." Corsi wrote: "Get out the map of Massachusetts and look at how much red there is. Take Boston out of the equation and the state has real possibilities even now for inclusion in the Red State category." However, maps of Massachusetts that depict voter preference by locality refute Corsi's assertions.

A county-by-county map of Massachusetts displaying the results from the 2004 presidential election shows that every county in the state voted for Kerry. Rhode Island and Hawaii are the only two other states in which every county voted for Kerry, and Kerry received a higher percentage of the vote (62 percent) in Massachusetts than in any other state. But as Media Matters has noted, a county-by-county map of the U.S. created by Princeton University professor Robert J. Vanderbei more accurately depicts voter preference in the 2004 election. Rather than simply representing a county's voter preference with red (Republican) or blue (Democrat), Vanderbei's map takes into account the percentage of the Democratic and Republican vote in each county, using shades of purple to represent closely contested counties. Vanderbei's map showed that the counties of Massachusetts ranged from deep blue to purple, with a complete absence of red.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:00 PM
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1. Well, Cambridge mostly, but if you're not from MA, every town
here is just "Boston". So, in that sense, he's right.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:02 PM
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3. Yes, but that CNN map showed that Bush won no county in Massachusetts
:shrug:
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:05 PM
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4. Ok, think about who just posted that
;-)
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:01 PM
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2. Jerome Corsi has an obsession with John Kerry and homosexuality.
Makes you wonder...
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yewberry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:05 PM
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5. "Take Boston out of the equation"...?
And how, pray tell, does this idiot plan to that?

Sure, buddy, c'mon up here. You'll learn why we consider politics blood sport in Mass.
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:06 PM
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7. Bomb it
Since Boston is the main population center of Mass and New England, it would be rather difficult to win the state without it
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:05 PM
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6. Mass is about the bluest state there is
I am proud of my home state, Maryland, giving 65% to barbara Mikulski in the senate race though
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:12 PM
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8. When every county went for Kerry?
When every county in 2000 went for Gore?

When every county in 1996 and 1992 went for Clinton?

No county in MA has gone for the Republican since 1988, and the state hasn't been won by the Republican since 1984.

In fact, with the exception of two elections ('80 and '84), Massachusetts has gone Democratic in every Presidential election since 1960.

Take a gander at the numbers:

1960 - Kennedy (60%), Nixon (40%)
1964 - Johnson (76%), Goldwater (23%)
1968 - Humphrey (63%), Nixon (33%)
1972 - McGovern (54%), Nixon (45%)
1976 - Carter (56%), Ford (40%)
1980 - Carter (42%), Reagan (42%) - GOP win
1984 - Mondale (49%), Reagan (51%) - GOP win
1988 - Dukakis (53%), Bush (45%)
1992 - Clinton (48%), Bush (29%)
1996 - Clinton (61%), Dole (28%)
2000 - Gore (60%), Bush (33%)
2004 - Kerry (62%), Bush (37%)

If MA is at risk, we might as well set our sights on winning Utah.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:13 PM
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9. Yeah but how the hell did Mitt Rommey of Utah win governor?
Hope that gets correct in 2006
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:16 PM
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13. The same way Kansas got a Dem governor,
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 02:19 PM by elperromagico
or Oklahoma got a Dem governor, or Hawaii got a Rep governor.

In statewide elections, the voters sometimes make seemingly odd decisions. But in nationwide elections, the really loyal states - like MA - don't usually switch sides unless there's a landslide.
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ThorsHammer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:57 PM
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20. Hell, Santorum is Senator from a blue state, and he isn't even a moderate
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:13 PM
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10. hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
funniest post of the day
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:14 PM
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11. Silly.
I guess he's never been to Northhampton then? :shrug:
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:16 PM
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12. Bring it on!
We need a good laugh and a white Alan Keyes will do the trick nicely.
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jmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:19 PM
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14. We don't even have "strong" red Republicans.
Yeah, we have an unfortunate history recently of Republican governors but most Massachusetts Republicans would be laughed out of the GOP in many other states.
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ThorsHammer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:24 PM
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22. Is an MA Republican like a Southern Democrat?
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:50 PM
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26. Who was that fella who thought he could waltz into that state
and win the election from that other fella who has class and is the hope for the future of the party. What was his name? Hmmmm (big wink).

Corsi thinks he'll survive two seconds in the backyard of Democracy. Let him come, it will be fun seeing him attempt to speak in public.
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luckypunch Donating Member (67 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:25 PM
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15. What a buffoon
I hope he shows up here, I can't wait to see him jump into MA politics.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:39 PM
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17. It makes you wonder why someone doesn't tell the guy he's making an ass...
...of himself.

I mean it's so frickin obvious that snowballs in hell would flourish much more prevalently than Corsi would running a race against John Kerry in Massachusetts.

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Solon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:34 PM
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16. I was looking at my state...
We are mostly pink or white(tied) with some blue. Check out St. Louis City though(doesn't belong in any county.)


Democratic
Kerry
115,414
81%
100% of precincts reporting

Republican
Bush
(Incumbent)
27,460
19%

Libertarian
Badnarik
496
0%

Constitution
Peroutka
195
0%

I think Bush's showing there was pretty bad, don't you think?

I will say that Bush did capture almost 60% of my county(Moran Central), that sucks. :cry:

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2004/pages/results/states/M...
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ProudToBeBlueInRhody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:45 PM
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18. If you listened to Boston talk radio.........
....you'd think everyone there voted for Bush.
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:29 PM
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24. no shit. that fuckin howie caaah
asshole.
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ProudToBeBlueInRhody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:03 PM
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27. "Let's go to Pee-tah in the cah"
"Hey Howie, I work in Woo-stah but I live in Woo-buhn!"
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hollywood926 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:56 PM
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19. it's funny when repukes think cows vote.
the majority of the RED on the U.S. map is land, not people.

and has this idiot ever been to Provincetown or Northampton? The gayest cities in America?
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Beer Snob-50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:01 PM
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21. Mr Corsi is doing some serious drugs
Even in the Nixon landslide of 1968, I believe we were one of two states who voted for McGovern.
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:28 PM
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23. It was 1972 and we were the only state to vote for McGovern.
I still have my bumper sticker from back then that says "Don't Blame Me: I'm From Massachusetts."
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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:45 PM
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25. Hi,Lynne!
:bounce: Go Birds! :bounce:
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Cobalt Violet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:09 PM
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28. Is Diebolt going to "take Boston out of the equation" ?
I've lived in MA all my life and it's blue, blue, blue everywhere I've ever been.
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koneko Donating Member (628 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:33 PM
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29. Bwaaa-haaaa-haaa-haaaaaaahhhhh
I love it. Bring it on, Jackarse.

I would LOVE to see that Repuke get his ass handed to him on a silver platter. It would liven things up.

As for Mitt. . . us folks who live in MA need to hand him HIS ass on a platter, too.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:34 PM
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30. That idiot Corsi would lose here
in Virginia, he'll get creamed in Massachuetts.
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